Uncle Tom Mania: Slavery, Minstrelsy, and Transatlantic Culture in the 1850s

@inproceedings{Meer2005UncleTM,
  title={Uncle Tom Mania: Slavery, Minstrelsy, and Transatlantic Culture in the 1850s},
  author={Sarah Van Der Meer},
  year={2005}
}
Titled after "Tom-Mania," the name a British newspaper gave to the international sensation attending the 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, this study looks anew at the novel and the songs, plays, sketches, translations, and imitations it inspired. In particular, Sarah Meer shows how the theatrical mode of blackface minstrelsy, the slavery question, and America's emerging cultural identity affected how Uncle Tom's Cabin was read, discussed, dramatized, merchandized, and politicized here and abroad… 
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